Have you told your parents/friends about your PMO addiction? How did they react?

Discussion in 'Self Improvement' started by Regent, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. Regent

    Regent Fapstronaut

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    I've been thinking of telling one of my friends about my struggles with PMO addiction because I feel like I need someone to talk to about it and ask them for any advice or help. Problem is, I am kind of worried that they would think its weird or not take me seriously.

    So to the people who discussed their PMO addiction to another person, what were their thoughts?
     
  2. Had a positive reaction with some close friends, but I don't think I could tell my parents. Maybe that's an issue in itself that I should work on.
    Some thought porn is not that bad but still supported me, others agreed that porn is an evil that messes with a lot of people.
     
  3. RememberWhyWeQuit

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    I feel as though talking to your parents would be probably be beneficial however, it's going to take a lot of courage and acceptance on that part. I felt the same thing that I didn't want to harm them and make them worried about me but, your parents love and care about you and want to you to do well so, i'm pretty sure they would be the most supportive either way.
     
  4. RecoveringFapaholic

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    Both my parents and my best friend know about my porn addiction. My parents discovered it without me telling them and my best friend does nofap. I believe my parents knowing about my addiction has helped me.
     
  5. I don’t plan on telling my parents.

    I’m 50 now and totally independent of them. I go to their house regularly to help them. Our roles are reversed now. Also my dad is overly simplistic with things. Just pray, read your Bible, and have faith. All will be good. Well that’s never worked for 39 years so don’t need to hear him saying that again. My mom wouldn’t understand, so I don’t tell her.

    I’ve told four trusted friends. Three understood, the forth did not. The forth is an older woman and it seemed silly to her and she made a slight joke about it which I took in stride. I don’t plan on telling anyone else.
     
  6. TARS

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    It depends on the situation, I'd say. But it shouldn't be a secret to hide. Being open will also make the journey easier.

    I personally am currently working up the courage to tell my father, and I'll let him tell my mother. I'm going to tell some close friends who are Christians. These are all people who are supportive and I owe it to my parents to tell them. It terrifies me, but it's necessary.
     
  7. LonerWolf

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    No, they’ll react predictably.
     
  8. Sardonic

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    I've told a lot of people, in hindsight too many. I told my father, who giggled, and recently brought it up again to which he replied "TMI" so I know his views.

    My sister knows, and tends to joke about when I will break my streak, which is not helpful, but she was supportive.

    I've told my friends, who aren't that bothered. I think in future I need to keep it to myself.
     
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  9. SuperLulox

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    How did they find out?
     
  10. Joggyd

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    How do you think they found out??? Don't be silly...my mom found out about my porn habit when I was a teenager...(under the bed isn't a safe place to hide your Playboy magazines)
     
  11. Joggyd

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    ...and she burned them all in my face!!!! (Crying emoji face goes here)
     
  12. ankit1

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    Hi ,
    Many people don't take serious on your thoughts.But only true friends understand your problem.
    Please ask advice from friends only from whom you trust.
     
  13. Amazing Athest

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    well I never told anybody
    I have 2 best friends and they tell me everything but i dont know if i can trust them with this
    and TBH I don't see any reason why I should
     
  14. runfastmd

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    I've told some of my friends about how awesome NoFap has been for me- they think it's stupid, but w/e it works for me!
     
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  15. There are a handful of people I’ve told that have been very supportive. Also they are a form of accountability. In the back of my mind I’ll always know there are some people wondering how I’m doing in my battle and I want to be able to tell them I’m having success.
     
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  16. Peace467

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    I'm from a Christian family, and I don't think my parents have ever suspected. I was super carful and created a web a lies to make sure it stayed hidden. I always had a failsafe! I even sneaked wifi into my bedroom, got caught using the wi-fi and managed to convince them I just wanted to play games.

    Since them I got super parinoid and used VPN's for the last few years I lived with my parents. I feel guilty. At times I feel like telling my parents would be the ultimate show of my healing beucase it would show P has no hold on me anymore, but I can't imagine it doing any good for the family and so don't think I need to!
     
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  17. Peace467

    Peace467 Fapstronaut

    It's nice that you have a supportive family :)!
     
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  18. Truegamer007

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    I told a close friend of mine. She was very supportive and proud of how far I had gotten.
     
  19. SuperLulox

    SuperLulox Fapstronaut

    It's one thing to know that your son consumes porn. Another is to know that he is addicted to it.
     
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  20. I told my parents. My dad, apparently, struggled with it when it first started entering the mainstream media and such. Because he was able to break out of it, he's given me some tips and whatnot that have helped. It was liberating to know that someone knew about it. A good friend of mine also knows and we try to keep each other accountable.
     
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